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brain spark

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 25, 2008
  • 05:33 PM

For the past three years I've been experiencing a difficulty in getting into sleep. Just as I doze off I ***k awake. I completly forget what I was thinking about, my body temperature and heart rate increase (symptoms similar to the stress response) and this can go on for hours resulting in severe sleep deprivation. I've been to Mayo in 2007 for a sleep study and the best they can come up with is a "benign sleep disorder".

I'm in great physical shape. I'm very muscular with about a 14% fat ratio. I have snored for most of my adulthood and sought medical help in 2004 with a botched injection snoreplasty followed by going on a C-pap in April of 2005. I then had a tonsillectomy and modification of previous uvulopalatopharyngoplasty later in November about six months prior to the brain spark problem. I take klonopin 1 mg at night with mixed results. Homeopathic supplements have helped and the jerks/sparks go away for days but then return. I have no history or symptoms of anxiety or depression.

I'm open to any ideas. I've pursued many. Thanks!

Burck

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